Key Republican lawmakers on Tuesday scolded the Indiana Gaming Commission over how it levies fines and more—and threatened to take legislative action if changes aren’t made.
Former Indiana lawmaker pleads guilty to role in casino conspiracy
Under the plea agreement, Sean Eberhart will pay restitution of $60,000, although it’s unclear if he’ll serve time in prison.Read More
New lawsuit could further snarl-delayed Terre Haute casino plans
One of the companies that was pass over for the license, Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts, has sued the Indiana Gaming Commission, claiming it didn’t follow state law when it picked Churchill Downs to develop the casino.Read More
Eldorado Resorts has shaky record of horse-track management
To say Indiana’s horse racing industry had concerns about Eldorado Resorts Inc. taking over the state’s two horse-racing casinos would be putting it mildly.Read More
Probe casts uncertainty over Gary, Terre Haute casino plans
The casinos’ futures remain up in the air as the Indiana Gaming Commission looks into allegations that a former Indianapolis gambling company and one of its officers were involved in a federal campaign finance scheme.Read More
A proposal to legalize online casino gambling in Indiana has failed to gain traction for a third consecutive year despite earlier optimism about its prospects. A powerful confluence of factors led to its demise.
Indiana could earn between $341 million and $943 million in taxes from iGaming over three years, depending on the rate adopted.
The Indiana Gaming Commission said the state’s online and retail sports wagering operations could accept bets on alpine skiing, bobsled, cross-country skiing, curling, ice hockey, short-track speed skating and speed skating.
The Indiana Gaming Commission has started reviewing applications from four companies for the casino license that were submitted in September.
Sara Gonso Tait’s six-year tenure has been marked by several major rulings involving casinos and fines imposed against their operators.
The Indiana Gaming Commission voted Thursday not to renew Lucy Luck’s license for a planned casino in Terre Haute after it failed to complete financing for the project.
The Indiana Gaming Commission filed a response Thursday in Marion Superior Court to a lawsuit filed last month by seven investors in Spectacle Entertainment, the parent company of two casinos in Gary and a casino under construction in Terre Haute.
The 53-day lag between when the commission ordered Spectacle to remove Rod Ratcliff from his role as an owner to when the company complied was unacceptable, according to Gaming Commission Executive Director Sara Gonso Tait.
The Indiana Gaming Commission alleges longtime casino executive Rod Ratcliff funneled money from his former company into a personal gambling account and repeatedly concealed financial information from the commission that should have been disclosed.
The Indiana Gaming Commission has more than 10 people under investigation for possible financial misconduct that would violate state casino laws or regulations, said Sara Gonso Tait, the commission’s executive director.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission signed off on the deal this week, paving the way for what will be the world’s largest casino operation. The merger, which awaits approval from New Jersey regulators, affects five Indiana casinos.
The Indiana Gaming Commission confirmed Friday that is postponing approval of a new Indiana casino while it investigates allegations that top executives at former Indianapolis racino business Centaur Gaming were involved in directing illegal campaign contributions to an Indiana congressional candidate in 2015.
Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren’t yet allowed.
The deals approved Thursday change ownership at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Belterra Casino Resort in Switzerland County and Ameristar Casino in East Chicago.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can legalize sports betting. Indiana lawmakers will likely study the issue before their 2019 session.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is set to open the Four Winds Casino South Bend to the public on Tuesday, joining three other casinos the tribe already operates nearby in southwestern Michigan.
A state law passed in 2015 allows riverboat casinos in Indiana to move onto land that is near their current locations.